Are you itching for a change in career? Or would you like a side hustle – a creative business you can work on part-time at your own pace? Why not consider studying jewellery making in more depth with one of our Diploma courses.
The cost of a degree nowadays, coupled with the amount of time you need to devote to it, means that people are looking for alternative, more flexible options to fit in with their day to day life and work. Many of our Diploma students have successfully completed the course while working or raising a family. With only one day of study per week for a year AND weekend day options there is bound to be a solution for you.
We have three Diploma courses for you to choose from, all starting in September this year.
Diploma in Creative Jewellery
Taught 1 day per week – choose from Wednesday or Sunday
Not done much jewellery making before or want to try lots of methods of jewellery making? Then our Diploma in Creative Jewellery is for you. You can choose either the Wednesday or Sunday course days this September.
This comprehensive Diploma Course is fantastic, as it introduces you to a wide range of jewellery making techniques, both traditional and contemporary, and really helps you to find your jewellery making ‘voice’ and unique style. The Course will take you from a beginner in jewellery making to a professional standard and focuses on combining a mixture of traditional jewellery skills such as silversmithing, stone setting, wax carving and enamel but is unique also in its focus on more contemporary methods and materials such as resin, perspex, metal clay and fashion jewellery. Although, the focus is on mastering the technical skills and techniques, over the course of the diploma you will also learn essential skills for starting and running your own jewellery brand including technical drawing, photographing your jewellery and a jewellery business day focusing on branding, USP and all the legalities of running your own business.
The Course runs over 3 terms of 12 weeks and Classes run 1 day per week with a maximum of 7 students per Class. Each term, your work will be marked by an expert Tutor and constructive feedback will be given to ensure you are progressing and pushing yourself and your jewellery designs forwards.
Diploma in Silver Jewellery
Taught one day per week on Saturdays
Want to focus on silversmithing? Then choose our Diploma in Silver Jewellery. Taught over two terms by our expert tutors who all have their own jewellery businesses. We have a course starting on Saturdays in September – perfect if you are busy during the week.
This course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of working with silver. You will be taken through the basics and then start to learn more advanced silversmithing techniques including soldering, stone setting, fold forming, wax carving and enamelling. You’ll have supervised practice time with an expert tutor and no more than 7 students in the group. Your work will be marked by an expert Tutor and you’ll be given support all the way through the course to learn, develop and find your own creative voice.
Advanced Diploma in Creative Jewellery
If you have completed one of our Diplomas or at an advanced level of study why not consider our Advanced Diploma in Creative Jewellery. This Intensive course taught over 2 and a half weeks starting on Monday 3rd September, with five taught days per week, is for you if you feel like you want to get to the next level with your jewellery work. Working in a small group with expert Tutors you will enjoy the benefits of intensive study. We will also support you in finding relevant work experience.
We have had Diploma students travel weekly from as far away as Dublin, Newcastle and Poole! The weekend classes are often a good choice if you are travelling from further afield as the travel costs are usually cheaper and the congestion charge is not in operation at weekends.
We understand that the Diploma courses are an investment both in time and money, so, we offer flexible payment plans to help you along the way.
We are proud of the fact that our Diploma Courses changes the lives of our students and opens them up to a world of techniques, friendships and experiences.
If you have any questions about any of our courses please do give us a call on 0203 176 0546. We are open during office hours 7 days a week. Alternatively, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you on one of our courses soon!